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SwissGames at the US Game Industry Week

A week-long virtual program in the US for Swiss game studios.

Connecting the game industry between Switzerland and the US

A week-long virtual program for promising Swiss game studios selected in the SwissGames Delegation to develop mindsets, skill sets, and networks in the US.

During the US Game Industry Week, 11 promising Swiss game studios will join Swissnex in San Francisco for a virtual program to develop their mindsets, skill sets, and networks in the US prior to participating in GDC online, the digital version of the leading industry trade fair event for promotion, networking and matchmaking.

Participating Studios for US Game Industry Week


Game: Untitled Mecha Game (previously Box Game) | Action Sandbox | PC / Mac / Nintendo Switch

Steer your walking-fortress through the bandit-ridden forests. Build, combine and extend the Mecha with various weapons and strange items. Gather your crew, face mean enemies and fight mighty, completely generated Mechas in this colorful Rogue-Like game.

Nicolas Hafner

Game: Kandria | Hack’n’Slash / Action RPG | PC

Kandria is a hack and slash, puzzle platforming game set in a broken down, post-apocalyptic desert. Show off your combat skills by slashing your way through any opposition in a flurry of extravagant sword moves. As an android there is no limit to where you can go or what you can do.


Game: Grimoire Groves | Roguelite/ Adventure/ Diversity | PC / Nintendo Switch

Grimoire Groves is a cozy and wholesome heal-and-craft rogue-lite. Discover your magical witch powers, nurture cute plants and complete your grimoire! Explore the forest and make it a home for all the plants.

Echtzeit GmbH

Game: Whoop Arcade | Action / Racing | PC / VR

Maneuvering powerful racing drones through air-gates assembling various tracks in racing mode and competing in shoot-em-up battle-modes making use of all three dimensions in space offered by the environment, players need fast reactions.

Stray Fawn Studio | City Building / Survival / Simulation | PC / Console

Game: The Wandering Village

In a world where mysterious plants are spreading all over the earth, emitting toxic spores as they grow, a group of people seeks shelter on the back of a giant, wandering creature. Becoming their leader, players build both their settlement and a symbiotic relationship with the gentle beast to survive together in this hostile, yet beautiful post-apocalyptic world that now surrounds them.

Caustique Games

Game: Team: Cars | Racing / Co-op | PC

Team:Cars is a 2 team 30 people online multiplayer racing & car combat game with stylized low poly visuals & detailed physics and audio simulation. Collectible cars equipped with guns and abilities battling in 15 minute matches, focusing on team tactics and emergent gameplay in lovely chaotic encounters.

Lukyantsev Company

Game: Wild Planet | Atmospheric / Survival | PC / Console

Explore and survive on an alien planet with your friends by building, crafting, hunting. Be part of the community and join the effort together to discover the secrets and leave your mark in the world to stand the test of time.

Lakeview Games

Game: Pool Party | Party / Casual | Steam / Nintendo Switch

Pool Party is a fast-paced party game for you to enjoy with friends. It’s a fun cross-over of the fighting game genre and Pool in a joyful universe. So get your bathing suit and hop on this adventure in Pool Party!


Game: Return to Nangrim | Fantasy / Adventure | Oculus / PSVR

Return to Nangrim is a first-person fantasy game which involves exploration, research, puzzle solving and defense strategies in order to unveil the secrets and story of Nangrim.

Patch XR

Game: Patchworld | Music / Co-op | Oculus / HTC Vive

PatchWorld is a social VR music playground for everyone to play, build and share interactive music world in real-time. It allows users to discover the joy of real-time generated sound through a series of fantastical musical worlds that are fully interactive and customizable.

Violet Saint

Game: Moroi | Hack’n’Slash / Adventure / Puzzle | PC

Moroi is a top-down surreal horror hack’n’slash with Adventure elements, dark humor, Weapon Crafting and a heavy focus on story and dialogue.


The week will consist of workshops, training sessions, virtual events, and one-on-one business development, including:

  • Pitching for Game Studios
  • Knowledge about the US Gaming Industry
  • Business Development, Growth Hacking and Fundraising
  • Legal Framework for Game Developers
  • Learning from successful Swiss Peers
  • Inclusivity in the Game World